Author Archives: Dave M0TAZ

Factual Articles

Factual Articles…  What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy? by John Crabbe, G3WFM (0.4Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Winner “Best Factual Article”  Water Under the Bridge by John Mulye, GØVEH (0.3Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Runner-up “Best Factual Article”  From our Cretan Correspondent by Dick Whittering, SVØXBN/9 (0.4Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Runner-up “Best Factual Article”… Read More »

Technical Articles

Technical Articles…  Home-Brewing NUE-PSK Digital Modem A Build Report by Mike Josi, KC2QPO / MØHSX (0.5Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Winner “Best Technical Article”  The Beginner: The First Six Months by Colin Butcher, M6RHB / 2EØRHB (0.3Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Runner-up “Best Technical Article”  Ham Radio (PSK) Deluxe and HRD Logger Another “Tell-It-As-It-Really-Is” Review by Dick… Read More »

Practical Guides

Practical Guides…  Portability Revisited by John Mulye, GØVEH (0.9Mb) Travelogues…  A Guide for the Virgin SOTA Activator Activating Skiddaw LD-004 at 931metres / 3,054ft by Dave Cutts, MØTAZ and John Parfrey, MØUKD (0.6Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2009/10 Winner “Best Travelogue”  Friedrichshafen 2008 by Train by John Crabbe, G3WFM (0.4Mb) LEFARS Newsletter Award 2008 Winner “Best Travelogue”  Summer Visit… Read More »

Applying for an award

Send a log extract listing the Callsign(SWL’s must include both callsigns), Date, & Time of each QSO that you are claiming points for, to the following email: Include within your claim, your Name and/or Callsign, as you would like it to appear on your certificate, and your postal and e-mail address, or telephone number. Log extracts may be… Read More »

Qualifying for an award

To qualify for the Epping Forest “Beech Award”, applicants need to accumulate at least 20 points by working a combination of any of the callsigns listed on the left. If your callsign is in our logs, you can claim points.   5 points are awarded for working a LEFARS Special Event “GB” callsign. Points may… Read More »

A Brief History of LEFARS

  A Brief History of LADARS / LEFARS Loughton & District Radio Society was formed in 1962 with the inaugural meeting on 27th April, at 75 Roundmead Avenue, QTH of the now late, world-renowned DXer, John Kay G3AAE.  John gave a talk at this meeting entitled “Working Those Difficult Stations”, and according to a 1986… Read More »

Club Meetings

The club’s biweekly meetings at All Saints House are set to resume on Friday, 10th September, with doors opening at 19:45 for a 20:00 start. John G1DJI is sending an email to all members with more info. It’s been 18 months! From Friday, 17th September, Zoom meetings for members and invited guests will switch to… Read More »

LEFARS Award Scheme

Check your Logbooks If you have worked any LEFARS callsign since 1st January 2000, you may qualify for one or more of our all-new Epping Forest awards. Design and production of the award certificates will be completed by the end of the year, and the first will ship from January 2007. The Epping Forest award… Read More »

Training with LEFARS

Merlin M0MFX is planning to do a series of Webinar presentations with Q&A on Ham Radio basics. These are designed to help recent foundation pass candidates advance their knowledge in a Covid safe environment. Register your interest now!